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Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life

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Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life
The physical, digital, mental, emotional and spiritual spaces that we live in have a powerful impact on our lives. It’s time to make room.

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Minimalism Creates Space

Minimalism Creates Space

Minimalism isn’t about frugality, but about creating space in our lives. It provides us with the tools to stop clutter from entering our lives and to get rid of useless stuff to make room for us.

The space around us isn’t just physical but includes the digital, mental, emotional and spiritual components that impact us in ways we don’t fully understand. Everything that we love: things like creativity, joy, laughter, needs space to exist.

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How To Create Space In Our Lives

We think we need things that we don’t really need, and by not buying such stuff we make room for things we truly need.

We need to tollgate our impulse to buy anything by asking ourselves if it sparks joy in our lives or not.

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Create Space: Travel Spontaneously

The more things we have, the more rooted, anchored or grounded we become to where we are.

When we are worried about our stuff lying somewhere we are unable to travel with ease and cannot be on the road spontaneously.

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Having Space: Inviting Serendipity

We are usually handcuffed to our busy schedule and have no time for the little joys of life, like having a stroll to the nearby coffee shop.

Creating space in our schedule, and stopping to smell the flowers or watch the sunset creates moments of serendipity in our lives that help us feel the magic of being alive.

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Having The Space To Think

  • A clean, decluttered closet and desktop helps us free our mind and think clearly.
  • Our mental space is cleared when we remove the excess stuff around us.
  • Apart from creating room in our minds, space also frees up our time and makes us easy to sit and listen to a friend, or to feed a dog on the street, as we are not burdened with the busyness and the looming deadlines.
  • A decluttered home also leads to less stress, and lifts a noticeable weight off our minds, letting us simplify our lives.

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Creating Space And Enhancing Creativity

Our thoughts, especially the creative kind, are blocked by physical clutter.

Mental clutter, the stuff that is bouncing in our minds, needs to be placed somewhere else, like in a notebook. A decluttered mind helps us with connecting ideas in innovative ways.

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Having Space: Room To Love

Let go of toxic people from your lives, creating space for life-giving, and loving people to enter.

Some people are toxic but still take up lots of space in our lives. These people suck our joy, drain our energy, waste our time and resources, and leave us feeling worse than before.

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Cresting Space: Room To Learn

2020 has shown us how important it is to upgrade our skills, which can be done in the comfort of our homes.

Creating space inside our minds is crucial if we want to learn and grab new opportunities and challenges.

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Creating Space: Room To Enjoy

Creating space provides us with room to enjoy and savour our breaks, our moments of joy, allowing us to live and breathe in the present, not worrying about the next deadline.

We don’t enjoy our cup of coffee anymore, due to the weight of life upon us all the time. We always need to rush and finish up our fun, getting back to the grind.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Hans Hofmann

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

Hans Hofmann

Remove decorations

... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.

Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.

Reject the convenience fallacy

There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy. 

W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction. 

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Reasons to Create Structure

  • When we have a huge mess around us, it’s hard to be focused. It’s hard to really put our best effort into our meaningful work.
  • Lack of structure creates a lack of trustabili...

Creating Impeccable Structure

  • Recognize when a part of my your is messy and could use more structure.
  • Contemplate a structure that would give you a feeling of trust.
  • Write out the structure, then put it somewhere you’ll see it.
  • Put it into action, as a practice.
  • Revisit and revise on a regular basis.

Examples of Structure

  • Financial structure. Create a system so that you are tracking your spending on a regular basis, and have a plan for how to spend it.
  • Communication. Create a system for how you handle emails and messages.
  • Health. Create a system for tracking how active you are and what will you eat to give yourself a thriving healthy life.
  • Physical surroundings. Create a system to asses how messy your house is and how does all of this affect your mental state.

Denying you have a problem

Stop saying that you don't have enough time to complete your commitments.

Admit that you need to get better at managing your time and start searching and trying techniques that will help you ...

Not planning your day

It's important to have an idea of what your daily priorities are and tasks you need to complete, preferably the night before. 

Also, make sure you prepare in the evening the outfit you're going to wear and the meals for the following day. Doing this will save time in the morning, and reduce decision fatigue.

"Urgent" vs "Important"

Take all of your tasks and place them into four quadrants:

  • To do first: the most important responsibilities that need to be done today or tomorrow.
  • Schedule: important tasks that are not urgent.
  • Delegate: essential items that are not important.
  • Don't do: tasks that aren't important or urgent.